An Interactive Introduction to Splines
2D Spline Curves (HTML5 based)
Bezier spline curves
DeCasteljau algorithm. Linear, quadratic and cubic Bezier splines. Bezier spline subdivision. Bernstein polynomials. Recurrence relations. How to plot Bezier spline and basis functions. Proof of the deCasteljau algorithm.
More Bezier splines Math
Affine invariance. Convex hull. Linear precision. Differentiation of the Bezier curve. Deriving the deCasteljau algorithm.
Interpolating Lagrange curve
Interpolating curves. Lagrange polynomials. Knots. Aitken algorithm. Lagrange curve oscillations.
Interpolating Cardinal and Catmull-Rom splines
Continuity. Building a complex spline. Getting rid of tangents. Cardinal curve subdivision.
Building quadratic B-spline
Quadratic Bezier spline subdivision. Building complex B-spline curves. de Boor points and Cox - de Boor algorithm.
B-spline basis functions
Recurrence relations. Knot vectors. Uniform B-splines. Closed curves.
Bezier and B-splines. Handling endpoints.
Interpolating cubic B-splines
Bezier control points. Solving banded equations. Handling the terminal tangents.
Weighted control points. Perspective projection. Conic sections. Circular arcs.
3D Spline Surfaces (WebGL based)
Tensor product Bezier spline surfaces
Cubic Bezier spline patches. Normals and colors. 3D spline based models.
Cubic Bezier patch with adaptive subdivision
Subdivision spline curves
The Lane-Riesenfeld algorithm. Closed and clamped curves. Creases. Limit point position and tangent vector.
Loop subdivision spline surface
Loop splines. Approximating splines in 3D modelers. 3D spline based models.
Keyframe animations. Little dolphin.
Lake with 1240 plants
Subdivision spline noise
Tensor product subdivision spline patches. Random spline based terrains and textures. Mixed fractal and spline based terrains. Terrain editor. "Red planet".
Tiny mobile game demos. LOD algorithm. Simple animated clouds and water. Next-gen Mobile Hardware performance?
Old 2001 version (with Java applets)
All sources are in public domain.
Bezier spline curves
21 Feb 2015 Evgeny Demidov mail: demidov at ipm.sci-nnov.ru